Helleborus or Winter Roses are amongst my favourite flowers - for their simple form and beauty rather than perfume. I am drooling over these , picked from the garden this morning. They are dripping off on the kitchen bench.
I have 3 varieties and many seedlings.
I can see in the front one the shades of pink and green that many of you use in stitcheries and quilts - just yummy together. ( I think that one is Orientalis )
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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